How George Soros is Opening up a Better World for Everyone

Charities fighting to bring benefits to the areas Justice, democracy, and human rights have always rubbed governments the wrong way. We think they antagonize the ruling coalition’s yet their interests in societies just as tangible as material aid. Food, medical services, and supplies, bringing access to affordable education, access to clean drinking water among others equals the people right to challenge their government’s actions. Tireless work like this requires money, and philanthropy comes through for it. There has not been an enable of the people’s will like George Soros.

According to Forbes, George Soros had announced transferring $18 billion of his fortune to the Open Source Foundations. This surpasses United States’ seventeen billion dollar funding for security in foreign countries by a billion dollars. If the promise of a further $2 billion is affected, George Soros philanthropy works will further underline the world’s quest for justice. The international funds enable continued donations to more rights groups for years to come to facilitate local partners. For instance, in Asia, rights groups can seek justice to violated victims by conducting investigations. Scores of lawyers supported can take on cases. The Forbes article, also, gives an example of how enabled non-governmental organizations are to document the scale of sexual assault during the conflict and pressure the government to provide compensation to victims.

David Gelles, New York Times article, reports how the funding made quietly over the years has transformed Open Society into a philanthropic organization only second to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the United States. As one who knows the horror of living in a closed society, George Soros founded the organization more than 30 years ago. He grew up living in Nazi-occupied Hungary and with Budapest under Communist rule in 1947; he left for London School of Economics and later moved to the United States, successfully landing a fortune on Wall Street. Read more at Fortune about George Soros.

As a successful investor, New York Times reports, George Soros began funding to promote democracy and human rights, through the first Open Society foundation in Hungary in 1984. Primarily, this work was influenced by the philosophy of Karl Popper through his book Open Society and Its Enemies. In the book, Popper suggests that communities only succeed if they are allowed democratic governance, freedom of expression and right for individual rights are respected. True to the philosophy, Open society works have towed this line. While he does not have all the answers, accolades have come his way for not leaving everything to governments. He has created a foundation whose work will long continue after his candle burns out.

“Trying to improve the world is more difficult than making money; you can only measure it if you have a strategy. I set up a foundation to support this idea of an open society, opening up closed societies, making open societies function better, and foster a critical mode of thinking,” George Soros, in a video provided on the open society Foundations’ website. Read this article on politico.com about George.

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Permanent life insurance never expires and has a level premium throughout the life of the policy. It also has a cash value that can be borrowed against or paid to the policy owner if the policy is surrendered any time that the insured is still living. It is also called whole life because it lasts for the “whole” of a person’s life.

In many cases the planning of a life insurance estate will involve both kinds of coverage because typically more life insurance coverage is needed when a family is younger and less is needed for older ages. A plan might include total coverage of a million dollars for a young family with 90 percent of the coverage being the term. When the term expires, that still leaves $100,000 for final expenses when the husband and wife get older.

Businesses buy life insurance too. They cover key employees, buy and sell agreements, and retirement needs that are appropriate in business settings. A key person policy would replace the value of a key employee who has special skills or knowledge valuable to the business. If such a person should die, then the business would receive remuneration for that value that would be lost.

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Eric Pulier-Turning Dreams into Reality

Eric Pulier is a man of many talents. He is an author, columnist, technologist, and entrepreneur. He is also the founder of many companies, as well as a public speaker and philanthropist. He has even raised a substantial amount of funding for the many ventures he has founded and co-founded.

Some of the ventures that Pulier has founded include but are not limited to: Media Platform, Digital Evolution, Desktone, and US Interactive-just to name a few.

Pulier has invested in many charitable organizations as well as in venture capital funds, including Trident Capital, Monitor ventures, and eCompanies. Pulier is also an investor in many seed startups in technology and media.

Pilier serves on the board of the Painted Turtle, which is a summer camo for children with illnesses that are chronic and life-threatening. He also serves on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

In 1984, Pulier graduated from Teaneck High School before going on to Harvard University, where he attained his BA. In 1988, Pulier graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard.

Pulier was considered the top-billed honoree at the US Doctors for Africa benefit in 2010 and has served as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is also the founding donor of the ACE Foundation, which is an organization that is reshaping how software is built and utilized.

Pulier has been published many times, including in Forbes Magazine, and has even published Understanding Enterprise SOA with co-author Hugh Taylor.

Pulier lives with his family in the Los Angeles area and is a financial donor to many Foundations. He is still continuing to help and inspire others to pursue their dreams and to succeed in whatever they do.

Dick and Betsy DeVos Set The Record Straight

Few people in America are under as much scrutiny as Dick and Betsy DeVos. While their sizable political contributions garner most of the headlines, they are practically nothing when compared to the couples charitable contributions. During their lifetime Dick and Betsy DeVos have contributed almost $139 million to various organizations. Since the nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary by President Donald Trump and the controversy it has caused in some quarters, the couple has decided it is time to clarify a few things about their donations.

 

The DeVos family have supported the GOP for decades, going back to Dick’s father Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. As reported to the federal government, part of the vetting process for Betsy’s Cabinet position, the family made political donations of $5.3 million, over the last five years, this pales in comparison to the $11.6 million Dick and Betsy DeVos made in charitable contributions in 2015 alone. Total donations from the family, including DeVos senior and his four adult children, were $104 million in 2015. Their donations have been primarily to educational programs in the state of Michigan. Schools such as Northwood University in Midland, Ferris State University, West Michigan Aviation Academy, and the Rehoboth Christian School are among the many that have benefited from donations from Dick and Betsy DeVos. DeVos points out, these are not contributions to political organizations trying to promote a political agenda but are donations that will help people directly.

 

For Dick and Betsy DeVos their priority is education. In 2015 26 percent of their donations went directly to educational causes, plus another 3 percent to organizations that promote education reform. Dick and Betsy believe there is a way to improve our one-size-fits-all education system, feeling that many children are denied access to the American dream because of the zip code they live in, deeming it a civil rights issue. They are not critical of the teachers or administrators who are working hard and accomplishing wonderful things. However, they feel it is important to create an environment where these talented and hard working educators can be even more useful and hopefully reach even more children.

 

Dick DeVos has been a part of the family business since he was a child. As a boy he attended Amway’s annual conventions, doing everything from greeting guests, to washing dishes and ferrying guest to play tennis or waterski. Dick started his official career with Amway in 1974 working in different divisions of the company, gaining experience in R&D, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance. Becoming a vice president in 1984, he was in charge of operations in 18 countries. During his tenure, Amway opened several new markets and tripled foreign sales, and for the first time in company history, these sales outpaced domestic production. Dick was named President of Amway in 1993 and held the position until 2002, where he was responsible for operations in 50 countries covering six continents.